Going to bed
can be a game for junior if you build this
boat-shaped bed. There are lockers with hinged
tops at each end for storage of toys and other
belongings. In the section under the mattress,
there is additional storage space for blankets,
bedding, etc. The mast makes a convenient clothes
Cut out the parts on pieces of plywood as
suggested in the cutting diagram, Fig. 1. In
making the cutout for the lid in part
"D", drill a hole large enough for the
No. 92 scroll saw blade to pass through. Make one
complete cut by positioning the blades as shown
in Photo. No. 2 with the bulk of the stock
towards the outside of the machine. If the stock
is reversed, it would strike the overarm of the
scroll saw. Drill Y4 inch holes at the inside
corners of parts "C" to start the
scroll saw blade. For hand grips on lid of part
"D", drill ¾ inch holes at each end,
Photo. No. 3, and remove material between using
the scroll saw.
Cut and assemble the frame from 1-1/8 inch
thick stock. Fasten the bulkhead "E" to
each end of the frame and nail this sub-assembly
to bottom "B".
The stems are made of 2 x 4 stock by setting
the blade on the circular saw at 45'. Fasten
frames "C" to top edge of bulkhead and
install stems as shown in Fig. 4.
After cutting out the side openings in hull
sides "A", cut the end edge at 45°
along one end of each side, fit the pieces for
length and make 45° cuts on the opposite ends.
Fasten 2 x 2 glue blocks to the under side of the
bottom "B" and sides "A", see
Drill 2-inch hole in back portion of part
"F" for mast as indicated in Fig. 6.
Use 1½ inch by 2½ inch tight pin hinges which
can either be fastened flat on pieces
"F" or mortised in the edges in the
A ¾ inch hole is drilled 30 inches from the
top of the mast for the lower arm. (Fig. No. 3).
A slot 3/8 inches deep is cut in the mast for the
top cross arm as shown in Fig. 2. Set the mast
vertical and mark off location of hole in the 2 x
4 block at the bottom.
Sand all parts well making sure to break all
sharp corners. Fill all nail and screw holes with
wood paste. When paste hardens, sand with 3-0
garnet paper. Use non-toxic finishes. For a paint
finish apply one coat of flat undercoat. Next
apply a second coat of undercoat, slightly tinted
with finish color. For a final coat, apply a semi
gloss enamel. The trim is painted in red and
For a natural finish (blonde), apply a coat of
interior white undercoat thinned so grain pattern
shows through. Follow with clear lacquer,
shellac, or varnish.
The lid portion in piece "D"
is cut out on the scroll saw using a #92 blade.
Note the round corners where the lines intersect.
On the drill press ¾ inch holes are
bored at each end of the hand grips. The material
in between is then cut out on the scroll saw.
The stems are bevel cut on the circular
sawwith the arbor tilted at 45°.
BILL OF MATERIALS
||(A) Sides of hull.
17¼ x 96
||(B) Bottom of hull.
||¾ x 31
||(C) Front & rear
||¾ x 15
||(D) Mid deck.
||¾ x 31
14-5/8 x 26
||(F) Front & rear
||¾ x 15
||Mid deck framing.
4 x 14
||2 x 2
||2 x 4 x
||2 x 4 x
dia. x 60
dia. x 20
dia. x 13
||Light pin hinges.